Tuesday Ratings: CBS Drama ‘Zoo’ Rises, Matches Series High

With a nice week-to-week gain, CBS drama “Zoo” matched a series high on Tuesday and solidified its standing as the top new scripted drama of summer in several key categories. NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” remained the night’s dominant program despite hitting a season low.

According to preliminary national estimates from Nielsen, “Zoo” averaged a 1.2 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 7.1 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour, up 20% (0.2) from last week to match its best score to date. Through its first four weeks, “Zoo” was averaging a 1.1 “live plus same-day” rating in 18-49 to tie with Fox’s “Wayward Pines” as television’s top-rated new drama of summer in the demo, and is the outright leader in both adults 25-54 and total viewers. In Live+3, it has averaged a 45% build in 18-49 rating (to 1.6) from its 1.1 same-day average.

Sandwiching “Zoo” on Tuesday were encores of “NCIS” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 7.9 million viewers overall), which was at a summer high, and “NCIS: New Orleans” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers overall).

Elsewhere Tuesday, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” (2.1 rating/8 share in adults 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall) was down 0.2 from last week for its lowest rating of the summer. It still easily stood as Tuesday’s No. 1 program in both demos and total viewers, and beat “Zoo” head-to-head in the 9 o’clock hour by about a full ratings point in the demo and more than 3 million viewers overall. The network stayed on top in 18-49 at 10 p.m. with “Hollywood Game Night” (1.3/4 in 18-49, 4.7 million viewers overall), which held at last week’s rating.

ABC followed repeats of “Fresh Off the Boat” (0.7/3 in 18-49, 2.8 million viewers overall) and “Black-ish” (0.6/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall) with “Extreme Weight Loss” (0.7/2 in 18-49, 2.3 million viewers overall), which was up a tenth from its low of last week.

Fox had a very quiet night with its reality series “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” (0.6/3 in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall) and “Knock Knock Live” (0.5/2 in 18-49, 1.6 million viewers overall). The former matched its series low, set with its most recent episode of three weeks ago, and the latter was down a tick from its weak premiere.

CW aired repeats of “The Flash” (0.4/1 in 18-49, 1.2 million viewers overall) and “iZombie” (0.2/1 in 18-49, 0.7 million viewers overall).

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: NBC, 1.8/7; CBS, 1.0/4; Univision, 0.8/3; ABC and Telemundo, 0.7/2; Fox, 0.6/2; CW, 0.3/1.

In total viewers: NBC, 8.4 million; CBS, 6.9 million; ABC, 2.4 million; Fox and Univision, 2.0 million; Telemundo, 1.6 million; CW, 1.0 million.

    TV Ratings Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    18-49 ratings/share
  1. 1.

    America’s Got Talent

    (8:00 NBC)

    10.2 Million Viewers
  2. 2.

    Hollywood Game Night

    (10:00 NBC)

    4.7 Million Viewers
  3. 3.


    (9:00 CBS)

    7.1 Million Viewers
  4. 4.


    (8:00 CBS)

    7.9 Million Viewers
  5. 5.

    NCIS: New Orleans-r

    (10:00 CBS)

    5.6 Million Viewers

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